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Robert M Krug

Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences

Phone: +1 512 232 5563, +1 512 232 5564

Ph.D.: 1966, Rockefeller University
A.B.: 1961, Harvard University

The major focus of the Krug laboratory is the regulation of the processing and nuclear export of cellular and viral mRNAs in virus-infected cells, and the structure and function of viral proteins that regulate this mRNA processing. This research centers on the NS1 protein encoded by influenza A viruses (NS1A protein), which is a unique regulator of several cellular post-transcriptional events in both the nucleus and cytoplasm.


Avian flu; viral gene replication and expression; human influenza; infectious disease